Victoria Jelinek


The Pregnancy Diaries – 14

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child’s eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below. George Orwell

Relief I’ve made it 17 weeks

belly rounded and swelling

ten pounds more weight on my body and counting

think of weight in terms of mince meat

heartburn and hideous burping

sit or stand up too quickly and I get a head rush

sleepy

chest a myriad of light green veins

nipples dark

industrial looking new bras

crooks of arms with tiny dots of green from the lab tests

hair luxuriant

hair not akin to ‘a just salon done’

face without spots or blemishes

nails long enough and strong enough to scratch back at a cat